Originally Posted by GunnzAkimbo
Port Royal is what EVGA use to test OC stability if ya check the gaming nexus visit when they had the aio 2080 ti setup.
They looped it continuously.
Benchmark tests for stability aren't the same as real-world tests; I could probably set higher clocks for both the Core and Memory and pass benchmark tests just fine. There's a reason why I listed both values in case anybody was curious. I have full stability at +70 and +1150 right now, but if I set higher values on either one, I will experience crashing in some games.
For example, even if I can do +1200 MHz on the Memory clock, I'd rather not have it potentially crash after 1-2 hours of gameplay. It's minor, sure, but I want stability and don't really care about the average ~2 FPS difference. In Heaven Unigine, every +100 MHz boost for the Memory clock seemed to push FPS higher by like, 2~3 FPS at best. It's significant with the initial jump of +1000 MHz, but not worth trading stability for +50 MHz in my case.
Originally Posted by poliacido
I was thinking of buying the same card
do you have the A8G variant? Can you tell me the max W power limit it has?
It is this one: https://www.newegg.ca/asus-geforce-r...82E16814126336
So yeah, A8G. The O8G isn't available for sale in Newegg Canada, so I couldn't get it. But honestly, I don't think it matters. From my research, all of the top-end 2080 SUPER cards have very similar frames after overclocking. Maybe a difference of 3~5 FPS at best between cards. Buy based on heat and noise.
As for the power limit, I have it set to 125% in MSI Afterburner. Frankly, I don't even think the 2080 SUPER manages to actually push that much though. You start experiencing instability long before any power issues arise. From what I've seen among various aftermarket cards, reviewers have really only managed to push the 2080 SUPER to roughly the +50 to 100 range for Core, and the +1000 to +1200 range for Memory. It's probably a limitation with the card itself.
Again, if I haven't made it clear enough, the difference in FPS is negligible after you've overclocked it to those ranges. You won't see meaningful gains (if you even see them) by squeezing out another +10 or +100 on the Core or Memory clocks. Concentrate on stability.